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The Handlebar Cafe

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Address: Garnier Road car park, Winchester SO23 9NP
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Customers are requested to wear a mask at the counter window and queue with social distancing. 

The Handlebar Café is a community cafe and small bike workshop on the Viaduct Cycle Path at the foot of St Catherine’s Hill, south of Winchester.

Designed to look like railway carriages it sits on the old Didcot to Southampton Railway line.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Handlebar Cafe.  The cafe is proving enormously popular, so please be prepared to wait for coffees or hot food at busy times. Please pay by card / contactles

Come and enjoy an amazing  array of gorgeous cakes, teacakes, healthy snacks; as well as locally sourced sausage rolls, pies and pastries plus vegetarian and vegan options, all topped off with our triple certified coffee, tea or cold drinks.  We also stock Jude’s Ice cream and much more! We offer healthy breakfasts of porridge, yoghurts with granolas, along with our very popular bacon rolls.  All served until 11am

To find out more about Bespoke Biking, our activities and our Kids Bike Give Away visit

The Bike Shed (Currently closed) The Fix-it Station (Access to Bicycle tools and a pump, 24 hours a day 7 days per week.)

Every Saturday 9.30a. – 2.00pm The Bike Shed offers road side cycle repairs, quick tune ups for brakes or gears or puncture repair.  No booking in, just turn up and enjoy a coffee while you wait.

The Handlebar Cafe exists to help everyone connect with each other and the beautiful environment.  Please leave the car at home and walk or cycle.

Please note, there is no customer WIFI in the cafe.

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COVID opening times

Monday 9.00-5.00


One person at a time at the window, Card payments only.

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The Handlebar Cafe is situated on Garnier Road.  There is a very small, popular car park, but we advise our customers who must drive to park in St Catherine’s Park & Ride (near J10 M3).  Park as far to the left as you can, and follow the short foot/cycle path through to Garnier Road.

St Catherines’s Park & Ride Parking Rates:

  • All Day – £3.00 with coins
  • All day Smartcard rate – £2.70
  • Off-peak parking (arrival after 10.30am Monday to Friday) – £2.50 with coins
  • Arrival after 4.00pm -FREE (obtain tickets from machine)
  • Saturdays 3 hours only – £1.50 with coins

The surface of the car park and the path to the Handlebar Cafe is roughly surfaced with hoggin.  Some customers may find this a challenge.

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